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  • Nouruz in Snapshots 2017-03-29 16:31

    Noruz in Snapshot

    With Noruz - the Iranian New Year starting on March 21 - approaching, people buy goldfish which adorns haft-seen table, an arrangement of seven symbolic items all starting with the letter S in the Persian alphabet. According to the tradition, a goldfish in a bowl represents life.

  • A woman passes by a flower garden during Noruz when the air boasts of its blossoming lilies, roses, and daffodils. 2017-03-28 13:08

    Noruz in snapshot

    A woman passes by a flower garden during Noruz when the air boasts of its blossoming lilies, roses, and daffodils.

  • An Iranian woman buys flowers ahead of celebrations in Tehran for Persian New Year, or Noruz (Photo: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images) 2017-03-27 02:39

    Noruz in snapshot

    An Iranian woman buys flowers ahead of celebrations in Tehran for Persian New Year, or Noruz (Photo: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Nouruz in Snapshots 2017-03-26 12:12

    Noruz in Snapshot

    With the beginning of spring people usually by colorful flowers as a sign of the revival of the nature.

  • Nouruz in Snapshots 2017-03-24 21:30

    Noruz in Snapshot

    Aside from paying visit to the relatives and friends the two-week holidays are great opportunities to take trips to different cities and take advantage of the spring beauties.

  • An open-top double-decker tourist bus is seen before Azadi Tower in western Tehran on March 23, 2017. 2017-03-23 15:54

    Double-decker bus offers hop-on, hop-off tour in Tehran

    An open-top double-decker tourist bus is seen before Azadi Tower in western Tehran on March 23, 2017.

  • Iranians pay respect to the graves of soldiers who were killed during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, in Mashhad. (Photo: Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua Press/Corbis) 2017-03-22 10:52

    Noruz in snapshot

    Iranians pay respect to the graves of soldiers who were martyred during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, in an undated photo in Mashhad. (Photo: Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua Press/Corbis)

  • Turkmen nomads take part in a wedding ceremony in northern Iran. The upper part of Gonbad-e Qabus, a UNESCO-inscribed tower, is seen in the foreground. 2017-03-20 23:17

    Noruz in snapshot

    Turkmen nomads take part in a wedding ceremony in northern Iran. The upper part of Gonbad-e Qabus, a UNESCO-inscribed tower, is seen in the foreground.

  • Iranians, wearing red clothes and black make-up, as a symbol of the Iranian New Year, called Haji Firuz, sing and dance in a street, hoping to earn money from passers-by in northern Tehran  .(Photo: V 2017-03-20 11:42

    Noruz in snapshot

    Iranians, wearing red clothes and black make-up, as a symbol of the Iranian New Year, called Haji Firuz, sing and dance in a street, hoping to earn money from passers-by in northern Tehran .(Photo: Vahid Salemi/AP)

  • Green sprouts are sold in small clay containers at a market in Tehran for Noruz, the Persian New Year 2017-03-19 13:18

    Noruz in snapshot

    Green sprouts are sold in small clay containers at a market in Tehran for Noruz, the Persian New Year

  • Nouruz in Snapshots 2017-03-17 12:41

    Noruz in Snapshot

    People in Palangan historical village, western province of Kurdestan, celebrate Nowruz festivities every year by the beginning of the spring. The youngsters carry blazing torches around the village and at the same time some other start big fire on the other side of the village. The festivities finally end with people taking the torches outside the village and performing traditional dances. Tehran Times/ Aryan Nasrollahi

  • Police, rescue forces prepared during Noruz holidays 2017-03-15 15:39

    Police, rescue forces prepared during Noruz holidays

    Traffic police as well as rescue and relief organizations are all prepared to offer services to the public during the Noruz holidays (March 15 to April 3). All relief and police forces would do their best to help citizens spend safe holidays. Some 30 helicopters will also offer aerial emergency services to the patients as well. Tasnim/ Erfan Kouchari

  • Spring cleaning ushers in New Year 2017-03-13 21:08

    Spring cleaning ushers in New Year

    A woman in Esfidan village, the northeastern province of North Khorasan, is cleaning the window as part of a tradition known as Khaneh Tekani, or spring cleaning. People do the tradition in the region just a couple of days before Noruz, the New Year holidays starting on March 21. IRNA/ Vahdi Khademi

  • Airline grants 8-year-old boy’s wish 2017-03-12 14:16

    Airline grants 8-year-old boy’s wish

    Amir Hossein Taheri, an eight-year-old boy with mobility hardships has always dreamed of becoming a pilot. His wish was granted by a domestic airline and finally his dream of becoming a pilot came true. Tasnim/ Hossein Tahavori

  • Tehran cultural plaza 2017-03-11 20:48

    Cultural plaza opens in central Tehran

    A plaza stretching over 42,000 square meters with seven basement floors was inaugurated underneath Valiasr Square, central Tehran on Friday. The plaza aims to host cultural events, exhibitions and book fairs all year round. MQ/MG

  • کارگاه قالیشویی 2017-03-09 08:07

    Carpet washing heralds Noruz

    Iranian people usually welcome Noruz, the New Year starting on March 21, by spring cleaning including washing carpets and cleaning houses thoroughly. The photo belongs to a rug washing service in Hamedan province which is pretty busy these days as Noruz is approaching. Mehrnews/ Iman Hamikhah

  • Saba-248 2017-03-08 15:24

    Saba-248 national helicopter unveiled

    Tehran - The Saba-248 national helicopter unveiled in a ceremony attended by Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and Vice President for Scientific and Technological Affairs Sourena Sattari in Tehran on March 7, 2017. Irna/HO

  • Spring cleaning, a fresh welcome to Noruz 2017-03-05 20:16

    Spring cleaning, a fresh welcome to Noruz

    A rural woman in northern Mazandaran Province hits a rug using a stick to remove dust from it as Noruz, the Iranian New Year, starting on March 21, is approaching.

  • Ice climbing school in Meygoon 2017-03-04 13:43

    Ice climbing school in Meygoon

    Ice climbing school has been opened in Meygoon in north of Tehran, Iran. Ice climbing is the activity of ascending inclined ice formations. Usually, ice climbing refers to roped and protected climbing of features such as icefalls, frozen waterfalls, and cliffs and rock slabs covered with ice refrozen from flows of water. For the purposes of climbing, ice can be broadly divided into two spheres, alpine ice and water ice. Mizan/ Mohammad Khademosheikh

  • مهمانان عید 2017-03-03 13:47

    Goldfish buyers herald Norouz

    TEHRAN - With Norouz - the Iranian New Year starting on March 21 - approaching, people buy goldfish which adorns haft-seen table, an arrangement of seven symbolic items all starting with the letter S in the Persian alphabet. According to the tradition, a goldfish in a bowl represents life. Mehrnews/ Mohammad Moheimany

  • A man carries bundles of newly dyed threads at a traditional workshop in the northwestern city of Zanjan, February 23, 2017. 2017-02-28 02:03

    Zanjan, a heaven for Persian rugs and relevant businesses

    A man carries bundles of newly dyed threads at a traditional workshop in the northwestern city of Zanjan, February 23, 2017.

  • Migrating birds flocking to southern Iran 2017-02-27 14:50

    Migrating birds flocking to southern Iran

    Various animals namely flamingos, herons, ducks, cranes, and pelicans have migrated to a wetland located in Fars province, southern Iran, for mating and breeding. Tasnim/ Erfan Samanfar

  • The Salesman screened at London’s Trafalgar 2017-02-26 20:57

    The Salesman screened at London’s Trafalgar

    On Sunday, February 26, 2017, people gather in Trafalgar Square in London to watch Iran’s Oscar-nominated drama “The Salesman”. Tehran Times/ S.Malek

  • Ice Men Festival 2017-02-26 16:15

    Ice Men Festival

    Men pose for a photo while standing in the icy waters of Khiav-Chai, a river that runs amidst the northwestern city of Meshkinshahr, Ardebil Province, on February 24, 2017. The traditional winter entertainment titled “Ice Men Festival” was held under the auspices of Iran Sport for All Federation. Irna/ Reza Zare

  • Samanoo festival celebrated in northeastern Iran 2017-02-25 14:13

    Samanoo festival celebrated in northeastern Iran

    Samanoo festival, a joyous occasion where people cook Samanoo - a traditional Iranian sweet paste made entirely from mashed germinated wheat - was celebrated in Daraq, North Khorasan Province, on Thursday. Some 60 participants took part in the cooking festival. Irna/ Vahdi khademi MQ/MG

  • Plasco shopkeepers relocated 2017-02-24 17:31

    Plasco shopkeepers relocated

    Hundreds of shopkeepers who lost their businesses during a massive blaze in a shopping center in downtown Tehran have been relocated as an immediate solution to help them resume activities. The mission to put out the fire that engulfed the iconic Plasco building in central Tehran in January ended in the sudden collapse of the high-rise structure and the deaths of more than 20 firefighters. The towering inferno of death and destruction shocked and saddened Iranians around the world. Tehran Times/ Majid Haghdoust

  • Iran Air's second new Airbus plane spotted in France 2017-02-21 20:09

    Iran Air's second new Airbus plane spotted in France

    Iran Air’s second new Airbus plane has been spotted at a runway in Toulouse, France, on February 17. Airbus A330-243 sports the Iranian airliner’s updated livery.

  • Air relief to flood stricken areas in Fars 2017-02-21 15:17

    Air relief to flood stricken areas in Fars

    TEHRAN — Flood stricken areas in southern province of Fars are being provided with air relief. Torrential rain and Heavy flood has stricken the southern province of Fars since Friday, causing widespread devastation and massive damages to the villages, cities, roads and infrastructure. The flood caused considerable destruction to 20 villages, destroyed some 1,000 houses in the city of Jahrom alone, and resulted in emergency evacuation of five villages. Mizan/ Mohammad Hadi Khosrawi

  • Volunteer military forces carrying out development projects 2017-02-20 15:11

    Volunteer military forces carrying out development projects

    A soldier examines tomato plants at a greenhouse near Zabol, Sistan-Baluchestan Province on February 18, 2017. A cluster of volunteer forces dispatched by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is implementing development and construction projects across the underprivileged regions in the southeastern province. Tasnim/ Hossein Zohrevand

  • Three new ATR planes purchased by Iran Air 2017-02-19 22:08

    Three new ATR planes purchased by Iran Air

    Three new ATR 72-600s passenger planes bought by Iran Air are now in Toulouse, France. The photo is taken on 13 Feb. 2017.